GUYANA – Pregnant teen and lover commit suicide

GEORGETOWN –– The bodies of a pregnant schoolgirl and her older lover were found hanging from the rafter of a house at Lonsdale, East Bank Berbice (EBB), early yesterday in what police believed to be a double suicide. This would be the first case of suicides for the year.

The victims have been identified as 20-year-old Deeraj Persaud of Lonsdale and Sherry Ann Ally, 14, of Brother’s Village, EBB.

Dead are Deeraj Persaud and Sherry Ann Alley.
Dead are Deeraj Persaud and Sherry Ann Alley.

Kaieteur News was told the discovery was made around 7 a.m. by Persaud’s relatives. Their bodies were found in his bedroom, and there were ropes wrapped around their necks.

Investigators believed the couple might have committed suicide after the relationship was not approved by Ally’s family and the matter of the pregnancy was before Social Services since she was underage.

In June, 2014, Ally’s mother Shurlin DeCunha was charged after she assaulted Persaud when she found him hiding in her backyard. She pleaded guilty to the charge and was placed on $30,000 bail.

According to information received, Persaud had suffered a terrible beating at the hands of the woman. He was dragged into her house made to strip and beaten in the presence of the woman’s son and another man whom she reportedly wanted her daughter to marry.

The incident took place at the woman’s home at Brother’s Village. Persaud had suffered lacerations to his head, right eye, face, arms, mouth, ribs, back, hip and both hands among other injuries.

Back then when Persaud was interviewed, he explained that his lover’s mother did not approve of the relationship since she reportedly wanted her daughter to marry another individual, but Ally refused to end things with him (Persaud).

On the day he was beaten, Persaud had related that he was inside his lover’s home watching a movie, while Ally’s mother was away.

He said that later he heard the woman approaching and ran through the back door and hid in the backyard.

But, he was subsequently caught and beaten by the woman, who stripped him down to his underwear and took him to the police station.

Ally’s mother was subsequently charged with assaulting Persaud.

In 2014, Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization reported that more than 800,000 people died from suicide every year. It said that Guyana had the world’s highest estimated rate in 2012.

Source: (Kaieteur News)

17 Responses to GUYANA – Pregnant teen and lover commit suicide

  1. Nancy Boyce
    Nancy Boyce January 7, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    My god

  2. Cynthia Blackman
    Cynthia Blackman January 7, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Sad. Really sad

  3. Jeannine Crouch
    Jeannine Crouch January 7, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    This is so sad!

  4. Jo Jo Hall
    Jo Jo Hall January 7, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    This is VERY sad.

  5. Hope Bless
    Hope Bless January 7, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Wow a sad thing man

  6. Jema Goodluck
    Jema Goodluck January 7, 2016 at 11:42 pm


  7. Stacey Crichlow
    Stacey Crichlow January 8, 2016 at 12:06 am

    This is sad! Sigh! As parents we can’t force our beliefs on our children…you lived your life…let your child live theirs! Granted at 14 she’s a bit young for a boyfriend however how u gon CHOOSE your daughter’s husband?? Smh! I can’t even go on, this makes me so mad! I guess they felt the only way they could be together forever without interference was in death… this truly breaks my heart! Her mom must feel like a total nitwit now!

  8. Mani Slater
    Mani Slater January 8, 2016 at 12:19 am

    I hope her mother is happy now.You can’t live your life and your daughter’ too how dare you try to marry her to who you feel is right for her. No wonder the children finding comfort in people other than their parents your old time arrangements doesn’t suit today’s world. Support your children.

  9. Rovin Dickson
    Rovin Dickson January 8, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Them start already?

  10. Carla Miller
    Carla Miller January 8, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Omg wow! This is one of those no words moment…RIP

  11. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean January 8, 2016 at 12:53 am


  12. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole January 8, 2016 at 12:57 am

    A real life Romeo and Juliette tragedy.

  13. Roxanne Hawker
    Roxanne Hawker January 8, 2016 at 1:44 am

    So sad both gone and angel may their soul rip

  14. Su-Yan Gay
    Su-Yan Gay January 8, 2016 at 2:17 am

    How sad

  15. kathy-Ann Clarke January 8, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Wow, this is a big blow, double suicide. His family apparently approved of the relationship, so why not keep her there. Just did not had to end like this. This is really sad.

  16. Omesh January 8, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    And now two mothers have to bury two children and a grandchild because a relationship wasn’t approved by one side.. granted the girl was fourteen but this damn shit happens all the time in Guyana and Trinidad especially amongst the Indian culture…sad

  17. Karen damiani January 8, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    sad now they dont have either child in there life,y is there rate of suicide so high,


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